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Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy offers PERFORMANCE GRANTS

The purpose of our grants is:  to encourage orchestras to perform music composed by women – both historic and contemporary.   We hope that their impact will be positive and wide-reaching, and stimulate a new area of interest for many of our nation’s orchestras.


The application form for our WPA Performance Grants is now available.  The deadline for the completed application is Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.   Grants may be used for 2012-13 OR 2013-14 seasons (funds must be used by June 2014).   All U.S. orchestras (including string and chamber orchestras, strings must be included) are invited to apply for the grants.  One half the funds will be reserved for youth and student orchestras.  So far we have $15,000 that we plan to make available in grants of $500 to $2000.  Of course we are happy to accept donations that are targeted to support these grants.

The application form (a fillable MS Word doc) can be downloaded here.  The application includes more information and guidelines about the grants.  Submit the completed form via email ([email protected]).   Supplemental materials (CDs)  may be sent to this address: Liane Curtis, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy/ 25 Ellington Rd / Somerville, MA 02144.  

Along with the AMY Award, our WPA Performance Grants are programs designed encourage the performance and recognition of a wide range of music by women composers, both contemporary and historic.   Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy also hopes to serve as a resource, providing assistance in finding rare scores by women.  In doing this we carry on the work of The Women’s Philharmonic which programmed more than 300 works by women over their 24 years of concerts.   Here is a partial list of the repertoire of The Women’s Philharmonic.